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7th Sep 2020, 13:40
Replies: 48
Views: 10,728
Posted By Jimlad1

I have a number of female friends who serve...

I have a number of female friends who serve across all three services, and others (male and female) who would fall into the BAME category.

The horror stories that I have heard of how they have...
18th Jun 2020, 09:05
Replies: 70
Views: 19,942
Posted By Jimlad1

I had the misfortune of meeting him once - for...

I had the misfortune of meeting him once - for years I thought that such an utterly obnoxious individual had to be a made up 'nom de plum' to wind people up.

Sadly he is even worse in the flesh...
30th Dec 2019, 17:21
Replies: 98
Views: 72,188
Posted By Jimlad1

Actually the Honours and Awards Secretariat is a...

Actually the Honours and Awards Secretariat is a pretty in demand place to work.

My instinct, nothing more, is that this may be as simple as someone attaching the wrong file to be published, and...
30th Dec 2019, 13:03
Replies: 98
Views: 72,188
Posted By Jimlad1

Having significantly more direct & current...

Having significantly more direct & current knowledge than certain posters here on the issue of the breach, I'd suggest it is not contractors (CO doesnt rely on them in the main), and that cock up...
30th Mar 2019, 19:58
Replies: 95
Views: 28,735
Posted By Jimlad1

The advert has landed very well among people I...

The advert has landed very well among people I know in its target audience.

If you are so offended and sensitive that you find a single advert aimed at women, after the RAF has been around for...
22nd Jan 2019, 17:24
Replies: 150
Views: 66,130
Posted By Jimlad1

Is there any hard evidence e.g. factual...

Is there any hard evidence e.g. factual statements to support these assertions, or is it hearsay and rumour?
30th Dec 2018, 19:34
Replies: 57
Views: 12,469
Posted By Jimlad1

UK already has a base in Singapore. Long...

UK already has a base in Singapore.

Long read here on the challenges and merits of the argument - https://thinpinstripedline.********.com/2018/12/global-bases-for-global-britain.html
18th Sep 2018, 11:58
Replies: 31
Views: 6,225
Posted By Jimlad1

What was the planned Jaguar OSD before the 2004...

What was the planned Jaguar OSD before the 2004 defence cuts?
25th Jul 2018, 21:17
Replies: 180
Views: 49,813
Posted By Jimlad1

Would that be the HMS VICTORY that was handed...

Would that be the HMS VICTORY that was handed over to a private charity some years ago and which is only in notional commission with the RN?
9th Jul 2018, 09:57
Replies: 53
Views: 8,522
Posted By Jimlad1

Quite agree - a lot of what they do that makes...

Quite agree - a lot of what they do that makes vital difference to UK and allied national security doesnt involve firing, but couldn't be done by anyone else.

I'd recommend a read of Lord...
8th Jul 2018, 11:30
Replies: 53
Views: 8,522
Posted By Jimlad1

Its been here barely a month as part of an...

Its been here barely a month as part of an ongoing introduction to service being run simaltaneously in both the US and the UK by the RN and RAF that has been going on for several years - as seen by...
24th Jun 2018, 15:10
Replies: 28
Views: 4,573
Posted By Jimlad1

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/991x1200/dgdeiqewkaujgv__6b3860fa72157ada8f508f762d1b4056c0ad442e.jpg
To be fair, its not just the RAF that has issues with spotters - saw this...
17th Jun 2018, 21:04
Replies: 6,008
Views: 1,659,905
Posted By Jimlad1

I'd concur - WEBF had his moments 12yrs ago -...

I'd concur - WEBF had his moments 12yrs ago - today his diligence to the CVF cause is noteworthy and he has mellowed and matured over time. Cheap jibes like that are not really necessary.
17th Jun 2018, 16:49
Replies: 6,008
Views: 1,659,905
Posted By Jimlad1

Thanks eeyore, you really are a cheery person...

Thanks eeyore, you really are a cheery person aren't you!

Thank god not everyone shares your inflated sense of negativity.
17th Jun 2018, 15:36
Replies: 6,008
Views: 1,659,905
Posted By Jimlad1

https://thinpinstripedline.********.com/2018/06/wh...

https://thinpinstripedline.********.com/2018/06/whoops-sunday-times-publishes-story.html - Fairly comprehensive rebuttal of silly story.
5th Jun 2018, 11:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By Jimlad1

How exactly are the Falklands at risk these days...

How exactly are the Falklands at risk these days precisely?
5th Jun 2018, 11:37
Replies: 52
Views: 10,540
Posted By Jimlad1

It was looked at in 2010 and the reality was the...

It was looked at in 2010 and the reality was the cost and risk was so high that the RN would only keep one of the two CVF class in service. The other would have been scrapped as soon as it was...
2nd Jun 2018, 17:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By Jimlad1

Because departments have to offer up their...

Because departments have to offer up their proposals and if he's not seen them, it is hard to know what to offer up. Sedwill is very astute, and knows what he is talking about. I rank his expertise...
2nd Jun 2018, 17:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By Jimlad1

NSA is correct - the leaks from defence are not...

NSA is correct - the leaks from defence are not his responsibility as he works for Cabinet Office. Its like asking CAS to discuss leaking of Army documents from a small unit - not his area.
2nd Jun 2018, 15:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,616
Posted By Jimlad1

NSA makes point that has been successive UK govts...

NSA makes point that has been successive UK govts policy for decades - namely we are exceptionally unlikely to operate unilaterally.

What is issue here exactly?
17th May 2018, 16:31
Replies: 78
Views: 9,319
Posted By Jimlad1

I must have imagined doing several 6-7 month long...

I must have imagined doing several 6-7 month long op tours working12-14hrs 7 days per week as a CS, or working with massively dedicated people who worked very long hours and weekends to deliver as...
2nd May 2018, 20:59
Replies: 87
Views: 13,909
Posted By Jimlad1

QEC completed initial sea trials till late laat...

QEC completed initial sea trials till late laat year to make sure the basics worked. She then did more troals woth about 8 helos embarked to esrablish RW operating limits and make sure she can...
2nd May 2018, 07:36
Replies: 87
Views: 13,909
Posted By Jimlad1

The french look good by prioritising shop window...

The french look good by prioritising shop window projects and not the enablers, hence a major reliance on UK and US strat airlift. They also pay appallingly and offer little support to troops who get...
1st May 2018, 14:11
Replies: 87
Views: 13,909
Posted By Jimlad1

Oh for gods sake, you watched but didnt LISTEN....

Oh for gods sake, you watched but didnt LISTEN. If you'd paid any attention you'd have learned that the ship is on her very initial sea trials and they were making sure she works, is fit for purpose...
21st Apr 2018, 19:23
Replies: 75
Views: 17,514
Posted By Jimlad1

Long article on this over at the PinstripedLine...

Long article on this over at the PinstripedLine blog.

https://goo.gl/jUj6yK
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